Sewing with Rayon: Tips and Tricks

Sewing with Rayon: Tips and Tricks

Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction has joined us for a Facebook Live Video. Watch the replay below as Amy and Misty chat about tips and tricks for sewing with rayons!

Who is Amy Barickman?

Amy is an entrepreneur in the sewing and crafting world with more than 25 years experience, but her passion for this industry began much earlier than that. Amy grew up immersed in the sewing and crafting business, as her mother owned a creative arts shop in West Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in art and design, Amy knew she wanted to make craft and art her life’s work and that’s when she decided to start Indygo Junction, a fabric arts publishing company, that showcases the talent of leading sewing and craft designers. Over the years Amy has teamed up with innovative artists to publish over 1,500 pattern titles and write over 80 books. Amy has also released several beautiful fabric collections over the years and shares her passion for vintage fabrics and sewing at Amy lives just an hour away from Missouri Star and has joined us for several videos over the last few years as a guest on Man Sewing with Rob Appell as well as a tutorial with Jenny featuring denim.

With Amy’s experience in writing and creating apparel patterns, she has many helpful tips to share with us all. That’s why we asked her to join us on today’s Live Video and share her expertise on working with rayon fabrics with us.

What is Rayon Fabric?

Rayon fabric is made from cellulose making it a semisynthetic fiber. This gives it the properties of both natural and synthetic fibers. It is smooth and slippery like nylon, but feels more natural when worn, making it great for clothing in the summer and in warmer climates.

Download Amy’s Tips and Tricks for working with rayons HERE and take a look at some of the gorgeous clothing you can create with rayons below!

Indygo Junction Shift Dress

Isn’t this Indygo Essentials – Shift Dress made using Les Fleurs – Berch Floral Enamel Rayon Yardage darling?

Warm & Cozy Wrap Pattern

We adore Amy’s Warm & Cozy Wrap Pattern in the Longitude Batiks – Navy Medallion Rayon Yardage.

Button Back Shirt Pattern

If you love a comfy shirt with a fun design element, this Button Back Shirt Pattern made in Batik Rayon – Ferns Blue/Green Yardage is for you!

Turn About Tank

We’re feeling summer ready after seeing this Turn About Tank Pattern in the Longitude Batiks – Magenta Medallion Rayon Yardage.

Katelyn's Dress and Tunic

How cute is this tunic made from the Katelyn’s Dress, Tunic and Top Pattern using Longitude Batiks – Teal Floral Rayon Yardage.

We hope with the tips and tricks for sewing with rayon from Amy you’ll feel comfortable giving some of these patterns a try! Be sure to share your creations with us on social media using #msqcshowandtell.

Shop all rayon fabric at Missouri Star HERE.

Shop all of Amy’s apparel patterns HERE.

Chunky Knit Cuddle Blanket

Chunky Knit Cuddle Blanket

Chunky Knit Cuddle Blanket

Chunky, hand knit blankets are all the rage. They’re usually made with Merino wool yarn that is so thick and fluffy, it almost looks like puffy strands of cloud! They are beautiful and cozy, but not washable. So this week, we’re making our own version out of cuddle fabric!

Chunky Knit Cuddle Blanket

Cuddle is as soft as it gets, and it is so easy to care for. You can toss it in the washing machine, and it comes out as good as new! This blanket is made out of 4-inch strips of cuddle, so it’s a great use for any scraps you may have lying about. (Bonus: Written instructions are available in the latest issue of BLOCK Magazine!) Click HERE to watch the tutorial and to get the issue of BLOCK Magazine!

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Strips & Four Patch Quilt

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Strips & Four Patch Quilt

learn a quick and easy way to create this darling pattern.

Another fun and simple way to utilize those 2.5″ strips is with the darling Strips & 4 Patch method. This quilt will come together so quickly you will use this pattern for all your last minute gifts! Click the image or the button to watch the full tutorial and the Quilt Snips!
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I Heart Quilting Embroidery Project

I Heart Quilting Embroidery Project

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all you quilting and embroidery fans out there! February is National Embroidery Month and March is National Quilt Month, so this week we are combining the best of both worlds for an “I Heart Quilting” embroidery project!

Around here, we certainly love our sewing machines, but sometimes you just can’t beat a little hand sewing, and this embroidery project is just the ticket! And, because we really love quilting, we created a few different designs that you can download HERE.

Courtenay, a member of our Missouri Star team, showed us how to create this darling wall hanging in a Live Video. Watch it below: 

Ready to start stitching?

Here are the supplies used for this project:

I Heart Quilting Design Downloads

Fusible Fleece, like this one

Shape Flex

Presencia Thread. We used this one

Embroidery Hoops

Embroidery Needles

Transfer Eze (optional)

Micron Pen

Frixion Pen


Fabric! You can grab some scraps, or shop our entire selection of 5-inch squares HERE

Looking for more embroidery fun? Check out all of our embroidery offerings, and have a look at some of our favorites below:

Tea Towels

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Pin Pillow Kit

Land That I Love: Customize and Embroider Projects for your State

We hope you have a ball stitching up your “I Heart Quilting” wall hanging. Be sure to share photos of your creations with us on Facebook and Instagram using #msqcshowandtell

Card Trick Quilt Tutorial

Card Trick Quilt Tutorial

Watch and learn with Jenny as she creates the Card Trick

It’s just amazing. A magician can perform a trick RIGHT in front of my eyes, and I still can’t figure out how it is done! I stare without blinking, watch every move, and somehow never catch a glimpse of the card up his sleeve or the coin hidden in his left palm. My brain knows it’s an illusion, but all I can see is pure magic.


Learn along with Jenny as she shows you a simple way to make the Card Trick Quilt.

This week Jenny is stitching up her version of the Card Trick quilt. This classic block has the illusion of being difficult, but we know better! Jenny has a few tricks of her own to make this project as easy as “abracadabra!” Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Diagram for Jenny's Card Trick quilt


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